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More than 400 tonnes of aid to South Sudan from Air Partner’s Freight division

The Freight division of Air Partner was recently called upon by a national humanitarian organisation to assist with the safe and speedy delivery of food and supplies to Juba in South Sudan, a country that is currently hosting one of the largest number of refugees in the world.  Over the...

Virgin Australia - First Operator of Split Scimitar Winglets in Australia

Virgin Australia Airlines is now the first airline in Australia to install Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.  The Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) product, a retrofit of the existing Blended Winglets, is the most advanced technology winglet ever pro...


Supporting Commerce growth - new Qantas Freight and Australia Post agreement

Australia Post and Qantas have announced an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcels. Marking nearly a century of partnership between the two brands, it will benefit online shoppers and businesses across Australia by increasing capacity and providing greater network flexibility to meet customer expectations. The seven-year agreement...

First AirAsia A330neo delivered

Congratulations AirAsia! Its first A330neo aircraft is delivered! , The aircraftto  be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. With its enhanced economics, the A330neo will bring a step-change in fuel efficiency for AirAsia&rsq...

Special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 Livery from airBaltic

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltichas created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. NowairBaltic’s Airbus A220-300aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of its capital – Vilnius.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: &ld...

American Airlines announces new direct service between Prague and Chicago

Václav Havel Airport Prague will have another direct connection with the United States of America starting with the 2020 summer flight schedule. American Airlines announced the launch of new seasonal service between Prague and Chicago. The airline will operate the route with modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.  “I am delighted that we are continuing to successful...

Etihad Airways to fly 787 Dreamliners to Jakarta and Maldives

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, and will upgrade its daily morning service to Male, Maldives, to the wide-body aircraft on a seasonal basis. The airline’s two daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will...

Ural Airlines Receives First of Three A320neo Aircraft from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation announced the delivery of an Airbus A320neo aircraft to its new customer in Russia, Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines.  The aircraft is part of the lease agreement for a fleet of three A320neos, with two further jets slated for arrival through the end of 2019. The delivery also marks the introduction of the first CFM International LEAP-1А-powered A320neo to be operat...

We are Siberia. S7 Airlines returns to its old name to preserve Siberian forests.

S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest private airline, is temporarily returning its historical name, Siberia Airlines, and is launching an initiative to make up for the loss of forests inflicted by the wildfires in Siberia. The forest fires in the Siberian region have already spread over more than 3 million hectares (11,500 square miles). We&...

Push for change - Finnair flies its first biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Finnair announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week. On both August 5th and 7th, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. “The lau...

First two ATR 72-600s for Angola Bestfly signed

Nuno Pereira, CEO and Founder of Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company, signed for the company’s first two ATR 72-600 regional aircraft at a ceremony held at Toulouse Francazal Airport, France, at ATR headquarters, on Friday 2nd August. The twin-engine, turbo-prop regional airliners, which have been leased from ACIA Aero Capital group, represent a first of this t...

New SWISS services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

SWISS is to modify and expand its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020....

Etihad Guest and Booking.com form rewards partnership

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, has signed a frequent flyer programme agreement with Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, which enables Etihad Guest customers to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website.  Depending on the accommodation booked,...

Emirates Skywards rolls out new partnership and special offers this summer

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywards special offers can be redeemed for flights on Emirates, flydubai and other partner airlines or can be used to acc...

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Vistara Inaugurates Flights to Dubai

Vistara and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai. Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which...

Project Sunrise - direct New York & London to Australia

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airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.  Mar...

First Two New Air Canada Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300

Air Canada announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and ...

Turkish Airlines awarded 5 stars for their real business class cabin

With the introduction of the all new business class in their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Turkish Airlines has not only increased its already high comfort and service standards in their business class, bu...

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group extend training agreement

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) announced another extension of their existing training agreement, adding six years to this longstanding training partnership. Over the terms of this renewed agreem...